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B. L. Ehlmann, D. L. Bish, S. W. Ruff and J. F. Mustard Mineralogy and chemistry of altered Icelandic basalts: Application to clay mineral detection and understanding aqueous environments on Mars Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets (1991–2012) 117

Version of Record online: 13 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1029/2012JE004156

Key Points

  • Altered Icelandic basalts are geochemical/mineralogical analogs to Noachian Mars
  • Little chemical alteration; alteration minerals found with XRD, TIR, and VNIR
  • Best quantitative mineralogy from XRD; best clay composition from IR data

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